21 Oct '11, 4pm

MIT's 'Clean Energy Accelerator' is Making #Solar Cheaper, Cleaner, More Efficient (Video) : TreeHu.. #green

Photo credit: langalex via Flickr/CC BY Much of the world is impatiently waiting for clean energy to get more affordable and more efficient. Renewable power advocates eagerly await the day when technologies like solar and wind reach 'grid parity' in mainstream markets. This is already happening: The cost of manufacturing solar photovoltaics, for instance, is plummeting, and efficiency is consistently improving. Even so, the folks at MIT are hoping to speed up the process with an intriguing new approach to uncovering cheaper and better-working clean energy technologies. Its Engineering Systems Division is leading an effort that seeks to "accelerate the discovery and scaling of new energy technologies". The lab uses complex algorithms to uncover the combinations of materials, configurations, and processes that will make clean energy cheapest and most efficient. Sound complic...

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